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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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  • NASA Langley is home base for major winter air pollution study

    NASA Langley is home base for major winter air pollution study
    Scientists have a handle on what happens to air pollution spewing from tailpipes and smokestacks in the summer when sunlight and moisture can quickly interact with and transform key pollutants. They know far less about what happens to those pollutants...
  • Illinois needs a clean energy future

    Illinois’ families are already feeling the effects of unchecked global warming. Extreme winter weather is just one example, and scientists warn that extreme weather events will become more frequent and severe without bold action to cut carbon...
  • Snow doesn't always fall from the sky

    Snow doesn't always fall from the sky
    Did you know that it snows – frequently – not all that far from South Florida? But it’s not the usual white flakes that fall from the sky. We’re talking about ocean snow, or the dead and decaying plants and animals that drift...
  • Supercomputers to perform quadrillions of operations per second

    Supercomputers to perform quadrillions of operations per second
    Remember Hal, the naughty computer in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey? Well, two government supercomputers are about to become scary too – scary powerful, that is. By this October, the supercomputers operated by the National Oceanic and...
  • Frigid weather grips much of U.S. as report shows warmer-than-usual 2014

    As much of the United States, particularly in the East and the Great Lakes region, suffered through nasty winter weather Thursday, the latest meteorological data show that 2014, at least, ranked high on the warm record charts.  The weather caused deadly...
  • 2014 was globe's warmest year on record, say NASA, NOAA

    2014 was globe's warmest year on record, say NASA, NOAA
    Despite the “polar vortex” that made news across much of the United States in 2014, last year was the warmest on Earth since record-keeping began in 1880, according to two reports released Friday. The globe's average temperature of about...
  • For the record

    State Supreme Court: In the Jan. 21 California section, an article about two new California Supreme Court justices included biographies and photos of the court's seven justices. The photos of longtime Justices Kathryn Mickle Werdegar and Carol A. Corrigan...
  • Climate models don't over-predict warming, study shows

    Climate models don't over-predict warming, study shows
    If you listen to climate change skeptics, Earth’s surface hasn’t warmed appreciably in the last 15 years, and any "record" set last year is just the result of the planet doing what the planet naturally does. It turns out they’re right,...
  • Past, future effects of oil argued in BP penalty trial

    Past, future effects of oil argued in BP penalty trial
    Environmental researchers and BP attorneys sparred Wednesday over the potential effects of the 2010 Gulf oil spill in a trial aimed at determining whether the oil giant should be made to pay some $13.7 billion in Clean Water Act penalties. A...
  • Plan to help Biscayne Bay may tighten boat rules

    Plan to help Biscayne Bay may tighten boat rules
    Biscayne Bay's popularity with boaters and fisherman has taken a toll on sensitive marine life, prompting authorities to consider tighter restrictions. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plans to develop a comprehensive conservation...
  • From the Boathouse: Whale watchers, report your sightings

    Ahoy! The beautiful weather is here, and I know all good boaters have made their New Year's resolutions. What kind of resolutions do boaters make? And do the resolutions last at least until spring thaw? Luckily Southern California's coastline doesn'...